3. Churches usually grow by being more attractive to Christians than surrounding churches, rather than by converting unbelievers.
You have heard the one about the two guys out hiking who disturb a bear.
One guy starts to unbuckle his rucksack and shed his coat.
The other guy says, “What are you doing? You can’t outrun a bear!”
He replies, “Sure, but I don’t have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you.”
People in our city – some parts specially so – are quite mobile. Christians are no different.
This mobility means increased ability to change churches. So being the church that is picking up the “transfer growth” is pretty handy.
How do you do that? Simple: be better than the churches around in the things that Christians are looking for.
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